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FHS during the First World War

Our assembly reveals how FHS rose to the challenges of WW1

Did you know that Francis Holland School remained open during the First World War?

The school has always been and remains a close-knit community with a keen spirit of camaraderie. Kindness and altruism underpinned the efforts made by staff and pupils, who, during the War, rallied around to form sewing and knitting parties. In addition, groceries were purchased for refugees and pupils even cleaned the school and their classrooms to save money for the war effort!

School Archivist Clive Bartram delivered the assembly online to pupils today, and we thought we would share it with our alumni community. You can watch Mr Bartram's assembly about FHS during the First World War via YouTube, below:


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